“At the heart of Lidia Celebrates America is my own immigrant experience. When I came to this country at the age of 12, I had already spent two years in a political refugee camp. Whenever I meet American families with roots in other countries I know immediately that we have something in common.”
— Lidia Bastianich
An Italian Christmas Eve. A Mexican-American Christmas Day. A Chinese New Year. A Passover Seder. Four holidays, four very different tables and traditions. Join celebrity chef and culinary author Lidia Bastianich as she travels across America in a celebration of culture through food, in Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions.
The first in the series of Lidia Celebrates America specials, this one-hour program explores the American immigrant experience through the revelry of the holidays.
Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions, aired in December, 2011, on PBS.
In Holiday Tables and Traditions Lidia embarks on four holiday adventures:
- An Italian Christmas Eve Follow Lidia to learn how the Italian-American community celebrates Christmas in the program. Continue
- A Mexican-American Christmas Day Follow Lidia to learn how the Mexican-American community celebrates Christmas. Continue
- A Chinese New Year Follow Lidia to learn how the Chinese-American community celebrates the Chinese New Year. Continue
- A Passover Seder Follow Lidia to learn how the Jewish-American community celebrates Passover in the program. Continue